The Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) is dedicated to enhancing the provision of high-quality primary healthcare services to mothers and children under Governor Rafy Ortega-David’s leadership.
According to the province’s Public Information Office (PIO), the PGLU through the Provincial Health Office, spearheaded the conduct of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, and Nutrition (MNCHN) Diagnostic Workshop to the healthcare service providers from the second district on September 14, 2022 at the La Union Medical Center Conference Room, Agoo, La Union.
The activity was a part of Ortega-David’s first 100 days commitment, and it involved 19 service providers who had completed Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care training at several rural health units and district hospitals.
The PIO added that the four-day training seeks to improve the healthcare service providers’ knowledge and expertise of MNCHN and evaluate their capacity and competence to provide healthcare services in their respective towns.
It stressed that one of the goals of the training was to help La Union see a decrease in maternal and newborn morbidities and mortalities.
The PIO added that facilitators assessed each participant’s performance based on prenatal care, actual delivery, postpartum care for the mother, and postnatal care for the baby. They also used the work environment, knowledge and skills assessment, and objective structured competency evaluation strategy as quality improvement tools. Through the integration of their knowledge, clinical skills, and communication abilities in the provision of medical services, the aforementioned tools will evaluate the proficiency of the healthcare service providers.
Finally, it said through #LaUnionPROBINSYAnihan, the PGLU along with the component local governments, remained unwavering in its commitment to elevate and improve the quality of the healthcare system by maximizing efforts in creating development programs that are essential in sustaining the health, safety, and well-being of every Kaprobinsiaan and are also essential in achieving the vision to become the Heart of Agri-Tourism in Northern Luzon by 2025.